Southeastern Quilt Museum Wed, 03 Aug 2022 01:12:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Southeastern Quilt Museum 32 32 The Baker Heritage Museum teaches teens the life skills to move forward Tue, 02 Aug 2022 23:15:00 +0000

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) — The Baker Heritage Museum is hosting a seminar to teach teens life skills they can use in the future.

Janessa Laushaw, 16, is a student at Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, and she is already thinking about her future.

“I’m a little nervous about going to college, you know how financial aid works, just being an adult in general,” Laushaw says. The journey to adulthood is never easy and comes with many life lessons. That’s why Laushaw wants to ask the questions now rather than later.

Today, the Baker Heritage Museum enlisted community experts to teach lessons to older teens, who aren’t usually part of their high school curriculum.

“We believe that education is not necessarily limited to math, ELA, science and social studies. There are many things that allow you to function better in society. The earlier you learn how to do things, the easier it is for you,” says Kirby Gordon, who is part of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

Gordon specializes in etiquette, teaching teenagers how to properly tie a tie and what manners are expected at a formal dinner party. He says the goal is to teach them skills to help them advance in the workplace and in society.

“Often you never know when the circumstances will arise when you need these tools. Let’s say if you have all of these items in your toolbox, you can just pull them out and be able to use them when they are needed. adds Gordon.

The teenagers learned what tools were available in their car, tools they can use to change a tire. They also discussed budgeting and learning the habit of saving when opening a bank account. Lane Regional Medical Center also spoke with teens about the importance of exercise and healthy eating.

“It was exciting to see that the kids were really receptive to what we were doing. They seem to appreciate what we were able to do. We think it’s something everyone should know, so whenever the opportunity comes your way, you have the skills you might need to do those things,” says Gordon.

The Baker Heritage Museum wants to hold more seminars in the future to help other teenagers.

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The Air and Space Museum reopens on October 14. “Star Wars” fans should applaud. Tue, 02 Aug 2022 16:00:00 +0000


An X-wing starfighter from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will be among hundreds of new items – including the plane piloted by the first woman to break the sound barrier and a Saturn test engine similar to those used to launch Apollo astronauts to the moon – on display at the National Air and Space Museum when it reopens on October 14.

The reopening of nearly half of the popular museum marks the end of the first phase of its seven-year, $1 billion makeover. Eight of its 23 galleries, an upgraded planetarium, shop and cafe will welcome visitors for the first time since the building closed six months ago. They’ll encounter new artifacts alongside old favorites like the Wright Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module, both featured in new exhibits.

“We are not just reopening the same galleries. We hope people find it a new, engaging and contemporary experience,” said museum director Christopher Browne. “We know the power of this place. It has been a place of inspiration and excitement for countless people and for generations. Not only are we continuing this tradition, but we are taking it forward to an ever-wider audience.

Air and Space will close in March for at least six months

Museum officials will temporarily require timed passes for entry to control what they expect to be large crowds, Browne said.

New exhibits will tell more stories of women and people of color. In addition to Jacqueline Cochran’s noise-canceling T-38, the museum will display an aircraft built by Neal Loving, who in 1951 became the first African American to hold a racing pilot’s license.

“Our North Star, if you will, in experience design is that we want every visitor to see themselves in the exhibit,” Browne said. “We know the stories we tell resonate, and we know that seeing is believing.”

New artifacts expand the focus beyond aviation and space exploration. A gallery explores the county’s fascination with speed.

“In ‘Nation of Speed,’ we explore how the quest to go faster, whether in an airplane, spacecraft, motorcycle or car, has influenced the American experience,” Browne said. Gallery includes Mario Andretti’s Indy 500 race car, Erin Sills’ BMW land speed record motorcycle and Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel’s motorcycle.

Interactive exhibits and videos have been added for a more modern experience. Next to Knievel’s motorbike, for example, is a pinball game that helps visitors understand the physics behind the daredevil stunts. In the “One World Connected” gallery, a replica of the space station’s cupola offers visitors a view of space from an astronaut’s perspective.

The renovation is the most expensive capital project ever undertaken by the Smithsonian and almost double what it cost to build the $540 million National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016. The Air and Space Building – a massive building that stretches along the Independence Avenue from 4th to 7th Street SW – began in 2018 and was planned in phases to keep the popular museum partially open. (Nevertheless, the museum had to close on March 28 to move the work from the west side to the east.)

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The federal government provided $779 million – about 10% more than its original commitment of $700 million – for repairs to the building, including replacing mechanical systems and its marble exterior and upgrading its interior spaces and its entries. The museum has raised nearly $250 million of a new $285 million target for private donations. This money supports the redesign of galleries and education and other programs.

With the reopening of the west side, the renovation will continue on the rest of the museum. The central core and galleries, the Imax theater and a new entrance to the National Mall are scheduled to open in 2024. The east side of the building is expected to reopen next year.

Although only part of the museum is open in October, it will provide plenty of jaw-dropping moments, Browne said. ‘Destination Moon’ will feature artifacts from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions, including Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit – which has been preserved and reinstalled – and the Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, in state-of-the-art condition , 360 degree showcase. Visitors will be able to walk under and around an 18,000-pound rocket engine and see pieces of an Apollo engine later recovered from the ocean floor.

“Remembering that most of our visitors weren’t alive for Apollo, how do we convey that ‘moonshot’ feeling and what was involved in making the President’s challenge come true [John F.] Kennedy moved on,” Browne said.

The new Wright Flyer exhibit explores the brothers’ lives, their inventions and the influence they had on the world, and ‘Early Flight’ details spectacular innovations in aviation in the decade between the Wrights’ first flights in 1903 and the start of the World War. I in 1914. Other galleries focus on general aviation, planets, and technology derived from space exploration.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to reinvigorate what was a sepia-toned gallery into a truly colorful experience,” said Jeremy Kinney, associate director of research and curatorial affairs, during a recent tour of the new gallery. “Early Flight”. “It’s really invigorating this dynamic story.”

Free, timed passes will be available on the museum’s website beginning September 14, and same-day passes will be handed out daily. The passes should be used for several months, Browne said.

]]> Taber Museum History Camp Takes Kids Back in Time | News, Sports, Jobs Tue, 02 Aug 2022 06:32:21 +0000 Young campers at the Thomas T. Taber Museum’s Summer History Day Camp took a step back in time to experience many different aspects of life in the 19th century.

Students learned how to walk like a Civil War soldier in the Union Army and what toys they would have played with if they were born in the Victorian era, to name a few.

The museum has hosted the camp for more than 20 years and it has since expanded to include many different aspects that children ages 8 to 12 would find interesting, said Gary Parks, director of the museum and the Lycoming County Historical Society.

“It started out as just a study of Native American life and the colonial era,” said Parks. “But we’ve since expanded it to include WWI, WWII and this week’s Civil War era.”

Parks and camp coordinator Pat Damaska ​​try to cover all aspects of the chosen era during the week in a way that directly engages and interests campers. “We really try to touch things that would interest children,” said Damaska. “There is something for every taste.”

Both Parks and Damaska ​​said there’s a reason the camp has lasted so long: it actually offers something you rarely find elsewhere.

“It brings history to life” said Parks. “You can buy any number of manuals, but nothing can compare to seeing the clothes, watching the historian reenact.”

The camp uses the museum’s connection with various reenactors from across the state to bring this story to life.

Last Friday, Wayne Sager, a Civil War re-enactor, and Heather Hibbs, a Victorian-era and Civil War re-enactor with a focus on domestic life, were showcasing period clothing with authentic historical artifacts to show attendees. students.

Hibbs’ presentation focused on toys from the Victorian and Civil War eras.

“Think about all the toys you have at home”, Hibbs told the campers. “Remove anything rubber…remove anything electrical or that has batteries…remove anything plastic…Do you have anything left?”

Sager led campers through formations, inspections, and marching drills that a Union Army soldier would have experienced in the early 1860s, while giving students interesting facts along the way.

“Who has problems with his left and his right” Sager asked. “Well, a lot of Union Army soldiers did that too. You had farm boys who had never heard of left and right before so what they did was put straw and hay on one of your feet so the soldiers could watch down and remember which direction was which.

Earlier in the week, students met Queen Victoria, made authentic crafts, t-shirts and drums, and learned about baseball history. “That’s what immediately comes to mind” said Damaska. “But they did a lot this week.”

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The Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Museum for Me Sensory-friendly” event will take place on August 7 Mon, 01 Aug 2022 21:12:05 +0000

BY GABRIELLA WITKOWICH, Chronicle of Alachua Corresponding

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a free “Museum for Me Sensory-Friendly” event on August 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is designed for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as the community with special needs. ‘Sense Sensitive’ is a term used to describe changing a space to be more soothing to an individual’s senses.

Catherine Carey is Educational Programs Coordinator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The museum originally planned a sensory event to celebrate National Autism Month in April, Carey said. Now the museum has expanded the program to several times a year.

Attendance at the event is expected to range from 30 to 70 attendees, Carey said.

This event allows attendees to experience sensory panels that highlight what to anticipate and provides a map for all attendees to navigate through the museum.

The natural history exhibits and discovery area are open to attendees during the event. These exhibitions allow individuals to see collections of archaeology, ethnography, natural sciences and paleontology.

The “Museum for Me Sensory-Friendly” event also features a quiet room with low lighting and self-guided activities that attendees can take advantage of if they become overstimulated, Carey said.

Museum volunteers and staff will be available throughout the exhibits at this event. There will also be attendees with resources from UF’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at the event.

Adults and children with autism and their friends, families and caregivers can explore the Museum at their own pace in a peaceful, less crowded environment, Carey said. “Our goal is to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for adults and children with autism,” Carey said.

The main purpose of this event is to familiarize attendees with the museum and encourage adults and children with autism to visit it again during regular hours, Carey said. The museum does not open to the public until 1 p.m. on August 7.

This event gets the community involved and allows for an inclusive experience for all attendees, Carey said. The “Museum for Me Sensory-friendly” event is also open to anyone with special needs.

Yoko Fisher is the director of the Florida Autism Center in Gainesville. Fisher said sensory friendliness may feel different for everyone with autism.

People on the autism spectrum process information differently than their peers, Fisher said. This means that people with autism absorb more information than others and can be overwhelmed by a situation. This is called sensory overload or overstimulation.

Some people are more sensitive to sounds, while others are more sensitive to textures. Fisher said the usual museum experience can be overwhelming for people with autism because of its different textures as well as noises.

“Having some kind of time or event designated for people with disabilities is something that will have a positive impact on this population,” Fisher said.

Fisher said, “The Museum for Me Sensory social event creates awareness of what it means to be sensory and what a sensory museum can look like.” This event gives people with autism the opportunity to be a part of something they otherwise couldn’t do due to overstimulation.

“This sensory event will be a great opportunity for people with autism to experience the museum in a way that suits them and their needs,” Fisher said.

]]> National Museum collects 70,000 year old dinosaur fossils in Pust VC Mon, 01 Aug 2022 06:43:26 +0000

The National Museum of Bangladesh has collected four 70,000-year-old dinosaur fossils from the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Pabna University of Science and Technology (Pust).

Professor Hafiza Khatun handed over the fossils to the museum last April, and after selection, authorities decided to keep the fossils in the natural history department, a notice from the university said on Sunday.

70,000 year old dinosaur fossil Dhaka Grandstand

“In 1984, when Pust VC traveled to Canada for research, she collected four 70,000 year old dinosaur fossils from the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The VC has handed over the fossils to the authorities of the National Museum of Bangladesh, having kept them in its custody for nearly 40 years,” the notification reads.

70,000 year old dinosaur fossil Dhaka Grandstand

Dr Hafiza Khatun said: “These fossils were collected by the scientists in Canada doing a special survey, I collected them from the scientists and brought them to Bangladesh for research. These fossils are rare.

She later hoped that the fossils would benefit people researching dinosaurs in Bangladesh and abroad.

70,000 year old dinosaur fossil Dhaka Grandstand

Meanwhile, Director General Md Kamruzzaman of the National Museum of Bangladesh thanked Pust for his support and said the fossils have enriched the museum’s collections.

Science Saturday: Buena Vista Museum entertains and engages with robots, tarantulas and more | Education Sun, 31 Jul 2022 20:00:00 +0000

A group of children hovered around the robot outside the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science as 5-year-old Perseus Molina asked the machine if it could talk.

Bakersfield Police Officer Nickolas Brackett, who was controlling the bomb squad’s electronic scout with what looked like a video game controller, smiled from afar and made it look like the robot was nodding.

Beware of Unregulated “Quick Fix” Salary Advances Sat, 30 Jul 2022 19:01:00 +0000

Australians have been warned about using increasingly popular ‘payday advance’ services because they fear exposing themselves to excessive debt and unregulated products.

Payday advance services give workers access to their payday in advance, with users able to withdraw between $50 and $2,000, which they then repay – with a flat rate or percentage – to the lender on the day. of pay. The services work similarly to payday loans, but with lower fees and shorter repayment times.

Deputy Treasurer Stephen Jones said Labor would seek to regulate buy now, pay for services later and pay industry up front.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

A number of large payday advance companies have sprung up recently, including Commonwealth Bank’s Beforepay, MyPayNow and AdvancePay, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Their number of customers has increased, spurred by the soaring cost of living and rising interest rates.

However, despite their growing popularity, cash-strapped workers have been warned to avoid these services.

A spokesperson for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s financial regulator MoneySmart The financial advice division said that while they might seem like a “quick fix”, users should look for other options.

“If you need cash fast, a payday advance service might come in handy,” the spokesperson said. “[However]Using a payday advance service means you’ll have less money on your next payday, and if overused, it can be difficult to keep track of repayments when managing other financial commitments.

“Keep in mind that each time you use the service, you are charged a fee. Although payday advance providers have limits on what they can charge you, your bank may charge a fee if you do not have enough money in your account to cover your refund.

Borrowing money through a payday advance service can also affect your ability to borrow money, such as a home loan, in the future, as lenders often have a low opinion of it. payday advance and buy now, pay later services when assessing a borrower’s spending habits.

Another major ASIC concern is that payday advance services are unregulated, operating under a loophole in credit laws, which allows providers to circumvent the need for credit checks or verification processes. difficulties.

Giant duck, magic show and pipe cleaner ears on display at children’s museum Sat, 30 Jul 2022 18:08:00 +0000 The Discovery Duck, a giant inflatable (and masked) yellow duck, a magic show, pipe cleaner ears and a scavenger hunt are some of the delights on offer at the fifth annual “Animals Inspire Us” event at Children’s Discovery. San Jose Museum Saturday,

Families showing up at the museum at 180 Woz Way will be greeted, as always, by the Discovery Duck perched atop the museum, properly masked in light of the pandemic. Children can win a prize if they find all the Discovery Ducks facsimiles hidden in the museum during a scavenger hunt.

Young visitors can also fashion animal ears using pipe cleaners and create their own animal-inspired artwork at the event. The afternoon session of the event runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Palo Alto Humane Society also brings in dogs for youngsters to pet in the museum’s outdoor area.

Admission fees vary; the event is included in the price of admission.

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Cleveland Museum of Art will exhibit a gifted collection | News, Sports, Jobs Sat, 30 Jul 2022 05:56:42 +0000

Tickets will be on sale to the general public from Monday for “From Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection”, which opens September 11 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The exhibit celebrates the extraordinary donation and pledged gift of more than 100 works of art that Clevelanders Joseph P. and Nancy F. Keithley made to the Cleveland Museum of Art in March 2020. It is the largest donation in over 60 years, since the bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr. in 1958.

This will be the first time the collection will be presented in its entirety.

Throughout two decades of collecting, the Keithleys have selected works of art to complement and enrich the CMA collection. Sometimes the Keithleys relied on a strength in the museum’s collection; on other occasions, they acquire a work of art that will bring something entirely new to the collection.

Selected works of art from the Keithleys’ gift and pledge stand alongside paintings, drawings or objects from the CMA’s collection, inviting visitors to discover connections, contrasts and poetic conversations between familiar works of art and Keithley favorites and new items.

The collection focuses on Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Modern European and American paintings. Highlights include five paintings by Pierre Bonnard; four each by Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard; two each by Milton Avery, Georges Braque, Gustave Caillebotte, Joan Mitchell and Felix Vallotton; and individual photos of Henri-Edmond Cross, Vilhelm Hammershoi, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro and Andrew Wyeth.

Among the works on paper, six watercolors by John Marin, five drawings by Bonnard and a spectacular pastel by Eugène Boudin. The exhibition also includes a selection of European and American decorative arts. The Keithleys also collected contemporary Chinese and Japanese ceramics.

The exhibit runs through January 8, 2023 at the museum, 11150 East Blvd. Timed admission tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, and children ages 6-17. Admission is free for children 5 and under and CMA members. Public tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at and by calling 216-421-7350.

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Falmouth National Maritime Museum Cornwall sea monster show Sat, 30 Jul 2022 04:00:00 +0000 Rehearsals are underway for a summer theater show at one of Cornwall’s theater companies and it’s full of nonsense for the kids and the whole family.

This summer, the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth and Cornish theater company Illyria are teaming up to create a brand new show, I Saw A Monster, which is free as part of the museum’s entry fee.

In a high-energy 20-minute performance, the show will explore local legends through real eyewitness accounts and monster sightings in Cornwall. In the show, a scientist and a monster expert attempt to find common ground when it comes to sea monsters – do they really exist or are they just a figment of the imagination? Although there are many disagreements, a sea beast they agree on has very unexpected results.

For over 30 years, Illyria has toured theaters in Cornwall, the UK and around the world, winning four international ‘best performance’ awards and attracting numerous five-star reviews. Work on the show took several months with sets, costumes and puppets all built and created here in Cornwall.

Oliver Gray, Artistic Director of Illyria, said: “Illyria travels the country far and wide every year, but there is something very special about returning home to perform in Cornwall.”

“It’s not very often that theater companies are commissioned to create new work and this whole process has been incredibly exciting for us.

“When I was younger I wanted to create a monster show and my inner child is having a blast! We can’t wait to open the show at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.”

Stuart Slade, head of public programming at the museum, said: “Working with local cultural sector partners on this scale is still relatively new to us, but it’s an exciting formula that really works.

“It engages our visitors and ensures that summer is always fun at the museum. This new show helps children learn about science and environmental issues in a way that is completely fun and engaging and while full of comedy and drama. playfulness has a powerful message for our visitors to take home.

As well as daily shows, the Discovery Quay-based museum, Falmouth, also runs craft workshops where families can create monster puppets as well as a museum trail to find all the hidden tentacles.

I Saw A Monster began on Monday and will continue through Sunday, September 4 with broadcasts daily at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.